The story of Esports Wales and how it’s growing Welsh Esports scene from the grassroots up.
Esports Wales is a registered community interest company, founded in 2018, and is responsible for the development of esports in Wales, from grassroots to national level.
Competitive video gaming, also called esports, brings together people from all areas. As such Esports Wales aims to represent the common interests of these people from the amateur to the professional level of electronic sports. We want to develop, promote and supervise the practice of esports in a spirit of equality and human fulfillment.
Established in 2018 Esports Wales has stepped up to be the governing body for esports within Wales.
Courage – A no-compromise no regrets philosophy – daring to dream!
Humour – Bringing perspective and a recognition that we do this for enjoyment.
Integrity – Doing the right thing – even when no one is looking.
Excellence – Pursuit of our goals and a recognition that it’s ok to make mistakes to become better.
Family – Inclusive and welcoming to all – the esports family. committed to each other’s success.
Success – Achieving in and out of the game – responsible for each other’s reputations.
For this document, Stakeholders are considered as the following: Players, Supporters, Coaches, Casters, Streamers, Volunteers, Commercial Entities, Partners.
Respect the rules: All Stakeholders in the esports industry agree to respect the rules of the competition that apply to them. We believe equal opportunities are essential during the course of a competition. The regulations outlined define the conditions for the practice of esports.
Respect the opponent: The stakeholders who have accepted this agreement undertake to avoid any lack of respect towards other stakeholders or external people. Any violent behaviour is strictly prohibited and will immediately result in exclusion from the organisation.
Refrain from cheating: Cheating leads to a break in equal opportunities. All stakeholders therefore will fight against the use of any software or physical or mental faculties that are deemed cheating within the rules.
Prohibit and fight against discrimination: No discrimination will be allowed. Thus, no difference in treatment which would be linked in particular to sex, age, sexual or political orientation, marital status, ethnic origin, skin colour, religion, or disability will be tolerated in Welsh esports.
Protect minors: The PEGI system (Pan European Game Information) provides advice on access to video games to an age classification. Organisers of a video game competition should undertake to inform the public participating in one of their event of the PEGI classifications of video games presented in the competition. In accordance with the law, a minor may be authorised to participate in a competition the video game of which is subject to a restriction, provided that he presents an authorization signed by one of his parents or legal representatives.
Esports Wales has outlined the full strategy and how we plan to grow esports within Wales over the next few years.
Full Esports Wales Strategy Here
Community Cups are hosted throughout the year on various game titles. These Cups are open to anyone in the community and normally have some amazing prizes!
Check out when our next Community Cup is by visiting our calendar.
Esports Cup of Nations – In 2020 we partnered with Esports Scotland to create a new international tournament showcasing Scotland v Wales in multiple competitive games. Both facing off against each other with the best players each nation has to offer.
IESF – Esports Wales is a member of the International Esports Federation and played in various international tournaments such as the World Esports Championship.
Esports Wales also have multiple international friendlies against teams such as Esports Ireland.
For the last two years, we have held the Welsh Masters online event to show off some of the best esport talent in Wales.
All teams in the Welsh Masters require 40% of their roster to be Welsh or living in Wales.